INFANTA Cristina of Spain and her husband Iñaki Urdangarin have applied for permission from a judge to sell their mansion in Pedralbes, Barcelona.
The Duke of Palma’s defence lawyers have presented an application to the court in charge of the Noos corruption case to allow him to sell the property, half of which was placed under embargo by the judge when the case began.
Infanta Cristina’s legal representatives have also sent a letter to the court backing up her husband’s petition.
Permission from the judge is essential before the Duke and Duchess of Palma can sell the property as half of it was embargoed in November 2013 as security against possible civil responsibilities imposed upon Urdangarin.
Along with the Pedralbes property, the judge also embargoed half of other properties Urdangarin owns jointly with his wife including three other houses, two garages and two storerooms.
Rumours broke last week that the Infanta and her husband, who currently live in Geneva, were negotiating the sale of the Barcelona mansion for approximately €6 million.